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Solanum densevestitum F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 1 m high, ± stellate-tomentose; young growth hirsute to villous; prickles usually absent.
Leaves ovate, narrow-ovate or elliptic, 6–9 cm long, 3–5 cm wide, margins ± entire or shallowly lobed on juvenile growth; both surfaces yellowish tomentose, upper surface often less densely so; petiole 1–3 cm long.
Inflorescences 1–3-flowered; peduncle absent; pedicels c. 10 mm long, lengthening in fruit. Calyx 5–15 mm long; lobes 4–12 mm long. Corolla stellate, shallowly incised, 25–30 mm diam., violet.
Berry 6–7 mm diam., bright red, largely covered by calyx lobes.
Flowering: throughout year but mainly spring and autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest, woodland and rainforest, chiefly in coastal districts north from Woolgoolga area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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